It had been 2 years since I last travelled to Taipei 台北 and I'm glad we ventured out of Taipei this time and landed my parents, brother, Fit and I in Taichung 台中! Although it was a short 3 days in Taichung 台中, we got more than what we bargained for and I highly recommend you guys to consider this state if you plan to head to Taiwan 台湾 for holidays!
Our itinerary for Taiwan 台湾 Day ＃1:
Singapore Changi Airport -> Taoyuan Airport -> U-Bus #705 -> Taoyuan HSR -> Taichung HSR -> Ino Home -> Fengjia Night Market 逢甲夜市
|My awesome travel companion!|
Daily tickets are purchased at this counter and we paid NT590 (SGD$25) per person for allocated seats because we were carrying luggages and our lunch bento sets. Being the kiasu Singaporeans, I decided to pay a bit more just so that we could all sit down and enjoy our lunch during our ride.
It's in my bucket list to have bento 便当 set while in the train in Taiwan and just when I thought the comfy seats were impressive enough, the 便当 was really tasty and doesn't hurt the wallet at all!
Red braised beef noodles - NT75 (SGD3.20)
Curry Chicken rice Bento Set - NT60 (SGD2.60)
I love the texture of the beef noodles, though the chunks of beef were quite small and not that satisfying. The soup was tasty though, slightly spicy but I like that the beef smell was not overpowering.
The boyfie had the curry chicken bento set and he lapped up the entire box right down to the last pearl (rice)! The generous chunks of chicken cutlet in the curry rice bento set was superb and you must, I repeat, must, have Taiwanese pearl rice when you are at Taiwan. It's a sin not to indulge in a few bowls of sticky white pearl rice in Taiwan!
So after 30 minutes of train ride and another 10 minutes of cab ride, we finally arrived at Ino Home B&B Cafe!
This was the other bedroom with an extra bed in the form of a futon! I was worried initially that my bro will have a backache cos he's not used to sleeping on a non-bed, but it was very comfortable surprisingly. In fact, my mom and he took turn to sleep on the futon for the 2 nights.
After settling down and a short nap, off we go to Fengjia Night Market 逢甲夜市!
|Chicken cutlet was true to 3D presentation.|
Day #2: Taichung 台中 Flower Market 中社花市 + Lavender Cottage 薰衣草森林 ＋ Ah Ming Shi Tai yang Biscuits 阿明师太阳饼 + Miyahara 宮原眼科